The band post an image of Hyde Park on official Facebook page, fuelling speculation of reformation
The Libertines have sparked rumours that they may play a show at London’s Hyde Park this year.
The band posted an image of Hyde Park on their official Facebook page this afternoon (April 20), fuelling speculation among fans that they could be about to reform.
NME was directed towards the image when The Libertines’ management were asked for a comment.
This follows unverified quotes from Pete Doherty in Israeli newspaper Ynet – via The Music Charger – in which he reveals that he has been approached to reform The Libertines for a show at the iconic venue this summer.
“I don’t know if I’m supposed to even tell you this, but we were offered to reform the Libertines for a show this July in Hyde Park. I got the call just yesterday,” he is quoted as saying.
Asked about his response to the proposal, he continued: “Well, I said yes. The thing is when I think about it now it was kind of a strange answer because I think in most days if you asked me the same question I would say no, but recently I tried to call Carl (Barât) and couldn’t reach him.”
Explaining why he is keen to reform The Libertines, Doherty is quoted describing the severity of his financial problems, adding that the money offered is too lucrative to turn down.
He said: “Not long ago I listened to The Libertines songs on YouTube and had a burst of nostalgia so I said what the heck, and then they told me how much they will pay us and I cannot lie to you I couldn’t say no, at least not in my state right now.
“I was recently called to family law court after a young girl I knew had told me I was the father of her baby. I have a year and a half old girl and I need to pay a lot of alimony, I’m in debt. It’s very complicated for me to say no right now, I have financial problems.”
The Libertines last played live together in 2010 at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Last year, Pete Doherty’s band Babyshambles released their third studio album, ‘Sequel To The Prequel’. Meanwhile, Carl Barat’s new band, The Jackals, are expected to release their debut album in September, and are scheduled to play their first gig at London’s XOYO on May 15.